Todd Harkin


I'm an American who fell in love with Brazil, its culture, language, food, and people, and I take major pride in working with clients trying to change our world for the better.

Portuguese>English translator focusing on food science, sustainable development, life sciences, and legal (financial, compliance, and commercial agreements).

Member of the American Translators Association (ATA) and Brazilian Translators Association (ABRATES), and member of the Leadership Council of the ATA's Portuguese Language Division (Outreach Coordinator and Volunteer Translator).

After over 25 years in food and hospitality, I fully transitioned to the translation profession in 2019. I have a Graduate Degree in Translation from Est√°cio University in S√£o Paulo/Brazil and a few shorter courses in translation and writing. I'm currently pursuing a specialization in Legal and Financial Translations at PUC-SP.

I've translated for major international NGOs in sustainable development and education, foundations, one of Brazil's former presidents, and multinational companies.

Contact me to learn more about how I can help you and your business reach international audiences.

Language Pairs

= ATA Certified

Portuguese - Brazilian
- English

Translating Services


Translating Tools


Areas of Specialization

Business - Accounting & auditingBusiness - Advertising & public relationsBusiness - BankingBusiness - Hotel managementBusiness - Labor RelationsBusiness - Travel & tourismEntertainment - FilmEntertainment - MusicEntertainment - Video gameIndustry & Technology - AgricultureIndustry & Technology - Aquaculture & fishingIndustry & Technology - EnergyIndustry & Technology - Paper & pulpIndustry & Technology - Petroleum, natural gas, & coalIndustry & Technology - Plastics & rubberIndustry & Technology - TransportationLaw - Banking & financial lawLaw - ContractsLaw - Corporate lawLaw - Patents, trademarks, & copyrightsMedicine - Health careMedicine - NutritionMedicine - PharmaceuticalsNatural Sciences - BiologyNatural Sciences - Ecology & environmental scienceNatural Sciences - ForestryNatural Sciences - OceanographyPure Sciences - Astronomy

ATA Divisions

Portuguese Language Division




Primary Phone

(813) 625-9730


Saint Charles
United States

Years in Business

1 - 5 years

Education Level